A guide to the 1953 Coronation British coins

A guide to the 1953 Coronation British coins

Although Elizabeth II became Queen on 6th February 1952, following the sad passing of her father, King George VI, she was not formally invested until her coronation on the 2nd June 1953.

As a result, the Royal Mint had almost 18 months to prepare coinage for the new monarch, a process which involves utilising years of royal tradition. Here, we will be exploring the complete collection of 1953 Queen Elizabeth II coronation coins…

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Crown coins of monarchs who reigned before Charles III

British Silver Crown Coins Blog

This year sees the coronation of a new British monarch, the first for over seventy years, reminding us how special an event like this is. Certainly, there will be special coins issued to commemorate the event, but what may surprise you is that of the five monarchs to precede King Charles III, only three of them had crown coins issued for their coronation year, and of those only two were commemorative designs.

There are five particular coins that bring together those special coronation year issues, with two others to mark significant jubilees of the five crowned monarchs to precede King Charles III. Here is everything you need to know about them…

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The 2023 King Charles III Accession Sovereign Range

King Charles III Accession

This is a great moment in British history: they have a new monarch (King Charles III) for the first time in over seventy years, and their first king since the mid-twentieth century. There are generations alive today for whom this will be the first time they have uttered the words “God save the king”. In this day-and-age of instant news it’s easy to gloss over just how significant this event is: the last time there was a change of monarch in Britain, the average house price was just under £1,900, wartime rationing was still in place, a pint of beer cost 9p, a pint of milk 4p, and only 8% of households had a fridge. Gold was just over £12 per ounce!

Another exciting first for Britain’s new king’s reign: for the first time in over 200 years of gold sovereign history the accession of a monarch has been commemorated by the striking of commemorative gold sovereign coins. Introducing The 2023 King Charles III Accession Sovereign Range, and in particular, the one-eighth sovereign…

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Dissecting the Greatest Monarchs Prestige Set

Dissection of the Greatest Monarchs Prestige Set

Our latest release; the 2023 King Charles III Greatest Monarchs Gold Sovereign Range, celebrates the regnal milestones of some of Britain’s greatest monarchs. For our new king, these gold sovereign coins feature a portrait King Charles III, paying tribute to some of the greatest British monarchs who have gone before him.

Not only that, the coins in this range all have features that will give them great appeal to those interested in the history of Britain, and also to sovereign collectors the world over. In this blog, we will be dissecting the coin designs of this remarkable range…

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